A. Lee Graham Reporter
A photo memorial honoring the nearly 600 Texans killed during the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq opens this weekend at the Fort Worth Convention Center. In a 12-day run beginning Saturday June 15, the exhibition promises a 200-linear-foot wall with the American flag as a backdrop. It features images of fallen military men and women in uniform, as well as in their civilian lives. Admission is free, with the exhibit on display daily in Exhibit Hall A on the southwest side of the exhibit center, 1201 Houston St. It includes 23 fallen military members from Fort Worth and more than 50 fallen military members from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A formal unveiling is planned for 1 p.m. June 15. Leading the ceremony will be Capt. Robert Bennett, commanding officer of the Naval Air Station Fort Worth/Joint Reserve Base. The exhibition will feature color guards from both the Joint Reserve Base and the city, as well as remarks from Mayor Betsy Price and District 6 City Councilman Jungus Jordan and District 7 Councilman Dennis Shingleton. The memorial debuted in Austin on Memorial Day 2013 and spent two weeks at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport before coming to Fort Worth. Funding the exhibition is Bellevue University. It was built by Patriot Productions and will travel the state making several stops in major metropolitan areas, as well as on military installations and community events year round.